I have to admit, I’ve never been much of a clubber and would rather spend a night in a quirky little bar than getting elbowed in the ribs by hyperactive boppers in one of Hong Kong’s sweaty, little nightclubs. But when I went behind the closed doors at Macau’s Club Cubic
for its 4th Anniversary celebration, a night billed as an evening of “mysterious surprises” and “complimentary champagne”, my curiosity was spiked. I decided to dabble in the clubbing world and opted to see what life was like on the other side. I’m very glad I did.
Why? Because a night at Cubic is like spending a night in Wonderland, only an adult version where the White Rabbit is replaced by a sexy white fairy with a flashing neon parasol, Tweedledum and Tweedledee are two faceless mime artists hidden beneath black and white checked lycra, the smoking Caterpillar is a smoking-hot, black cosplay angel on stilts, and the Queen of Hearts, well, erm, 2 Chainz.
Walking in to the City of Dreams, down the long, red illuminated tunnel was like venturing down the rabbit hole, not really knowing what to expect at the other end. But to my pleasant surprise, we were greeted on the door by two handsome male guards wearing masks (and not much else), ready to present us with a tray of Perrier-Jouët champagne. As I took a few sips I saw that they seemed to be on a mission to keep the bubbles flowing all night long. Well I can honestly say I never saw the bottom of my flute that night so, mission accomplished boys! From then on, I was on a non-stop whirlwind ride through Wonderland, a gothic world of pure fantasy indulgence that I was unlikely to forget, however many bubbles I sank.
There were enough 'smoke and mirrors' to make me feel like I'd walked into the trippy Masquerade ball scene of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet
, where creatures of the night came to feast on the atmosphere, hiding their identities behind lacy, dark masks and giant Mardi Gras-esque feathers. Brightly coloured lazers sliced through the thick, hot air as smoke machines poured out a misty haze, all adding to the illusion of being transported to another world.
As for getting elbowed in the ribs, I’m relieved to say that never happened, because despite the party being absolutely packed by the time 2 Chainz finally made his big entrance on stage, the 30,000 square feet of space and circular layout of the club meant there was plenty of room to roam adult Wonderland and have a twirl with Tweedledum, or was it dee?
And as with any good party, there were a few cheeky surprises thrown in too, namely being offered to snort a line of cocoa powder off a silver tray and try out my dance moves in a flashing neon cage. The night just got “curiouser and curiouser!”
So if you fancy escaping reality for a while, you might just find your fantasy fix at Cubic. You might not meet the lavish characters of Wonderland, but you’re sure to have a magical night. Just make sure you don’t lose your head when you take a tumble down the rabbit hole.
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